I’ve finally worked out how to prove you will live again after you die. My method relies entirely on empirical evidence and requires no faith whatsoever. Here is the process step-by-step:
- Ascend to the top of a very tall building, the higher the better.
- Leap from the top floor and fall to the ground.
- Evaluate the evidence:
If you wake up and your smashed body is perfectly restored, you have found clear evidence for an afterlife.
If falling through the air is the last thing your brain ever registers, you can be pretty sure there is no afterlife. Unfortunately, you won’t be alive to tell anyone about it. (This part of my proof needs a bit more work.)
Of course, my proof is utterly bonkers. Only an idiot would try it. Sadly, there are plenty of idiots out there. These are people who use only faith to be CERTAIN there is an afterlife and kill themselves confidently expecting to wake up in paradise. No matter how certain you are, martyring yourself IS an experiment with only two possible outcomes. If the outcome is not the one you were expecting, you have wasted your life.
Worse than that, many of these people force others to join them in their deadly experiments. So instead of jumping off buildings, they fly planes into them or blow themselves up in crowded market squares.
Here’s my heartfelt advice, if you want to find out if there is an afterlife, conduct your own experiment and leave those, who are not idiots, to make up their own minds in peace.